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BenQ HT2050A vs Epson 2150

Which is better?

2200 vs 2500 lumens
15000:1 vs upto 60000:1

As per this link: https://www.techgearlab.com/topics/s...field=#compare

BenQ HT2050A is better than Epson2150.

But I read high contrast ration is better. When compared to Epson, BenQ has only 1/4th.

Please suggest. I am looking for basement projector.
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Which is better?

2200 vs 2500 lumens
15000:1 vs upto 60000:1

As per this link: https://www.techgearlab.com/topics/s...field=#compare

BenQ HT2050A is better than Epson2150.

But I read high contrast ration is better. When compared to Epson, BenQ has only 1/4th.

Please suggest. I am looking for basement projector.
TIA
Projector performance should not be decided by manufacturer contrast or lumen claims.

Between those two the Benq is has a better picture, generally speaking.

What is your setup?

Screen size, seating distance, ambient light, color of walls, source, any gaming, regular content use, possible projector location, frequency of use, level of dust, etc.

Have you ever seen a DLP projector?
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Screen size, -- not decided mostly 120''
seating distance 12 ft,
ambient light -- basement, mostly dark
color of walls -- not pure white basic paint given by builder.
source -- Onkyo txnr646, Chromecast, fire stick, any gaming -- no,
regular content use -- prime, Netflix ,
possible projector location -- ceiling mount in basement
frequency of use -- daily
level of dust -- no dust, etc.

Have you ever seen a DLP projector? -- no
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Most people prefer the DLP tech of the BenQ to the LCD tech of the Epson. LCD has a slight advantage in ambient light conditions. The Epson has cheaper lamps but unless your a very high volume user it really is minimal cost over the years of use. Ignore the numbers manufactures post as they are far form reality.

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Screen size, -- not decided mostly 120''
seating distance 12 ft,
ambient light -- basement, mostly dark
color of walls -- not pure white basic paint given by builder.
source -- Onkyo txnr646, Chromecast, fire stick, any gaming -- no,
regular content use -- prime, Netflix ,
possible projector location -- ceiling mount in basement
frequency of use -- daily
level of dust -- no dust, etc.

Have you ever seen a DLP projector? -- no
Use the projector for a few days/weeks on the wall to determine adequate size.

You can get the Benq first since it has the better picture quality. However, if it's not bright enough, an epson would be better. Maybe go for an HC3100 or even HC3700.

A very general recommended ratio is 10-12" for every foot in distance. For 12' that would be from 120" to 144".

What is the biggest width screen, or the wall, that can be projected?

Refurbs are available for both the Benq and Epsons:
https://www.benqdirect.com/benq-outl...resolution=227
https://epson.com/Clearance-Center/H...inment/c/cc301

Not sure about Benq, but Epson does not allow a return unless it's faulty.


Reflections from walls will affect black level and contrast even on budget projectors.
Example:
https://www.facebook.com/projectiond...2721894385217/

Dark paint or fabrics can be used to reduce reflections, and very recommended.
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